Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

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    • Ask an Economist: 11 Little Roosters Edition

      2 months ago

      Desayjin RTX Guardian V

      Ask an Economist is back and just in time for 11 Little Roosters! Some of you may remember last year's 10 Little Roosters edition where I broke down the odds of correctly guessing the murderer and survivor, and the subsequent post mortem of your guesses (Part 1 and 2). Now, we're dealing with new rules and a different set of circumstances. Time to blow the dust of ye olde modeels and get cracking.


      This round, instead of guessing a victim and murder weapon, we'll be guessing which organization will eliminate another. No more worrying about endless permutations of weapons assigned to victims. That does make the math a little easier and your odds better. 


      We'll break down the odds in two likely scenarios: one is complete random guessing of both victim and killer. The other is assuming that you were able to determine (with confidence) either the victim or killer. That leaves the random guessing only of the remaining unknown. With that said, let's get to the numbers!


      At the end of Episode 1, we have 10 remaining organizations. That means, if we were randomly guessing, 90 possible combinations of killer and victim (1.1% chance) to choose from. If we, say, use the Haywood files and determine exactly who'll be the victim, we then know that there are only 9 possible killers (11.1%). That makes the guessing much better. The table below shows the odds (and percentage chance) of guessing the correct victim and killer each episode.



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      As expected, the odds get better the fewer organizations that are left remaining. Despite those easier odds, getting it correct from the very beginning is tough. How tough you (and @Steffie) would ask? If we were randomly guessing, the odds of correctly guessing each week is ....


      1 in 1.32 Trillion!


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      Yep. Believe it or not, those are much better odds than those from 10 Little Roosters. That seems a tad beyond the hopes and dreams of us players. What about if we use parts of the Haywood Files and figure out at least one of the two unknowns each week? Well that's only a paltry 1 in 362,880 chance. No sweat, right?


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      Of course, @JoshtheFlanagan was kind enough to hide many Haywood Files in each episode. Using them, we can reduce those odds even further! 



      A question an economist gets asked most often is "so what who cares [about those odds]." Those odds should serve as a reminder of how important those Haywood Files are. Without them, you'll be swimming in a sea of uncertainty; at the mercy of the winds of statistical unlikelihoods. Perhaps take a little extra time to make sure you get those Haywood Files.


      Good luck!


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      -James

    • 8 Years in the Community!

      2 months ago

      Desayjin RTX Guardian V

      Good morning everyone!

      Today marks my 8th Rooster-versary! Little did I know the adventure and friendships I'd make when I signed up and joined the community. I couldn't be luckier to count so many people as my friends. 


      Thank you all for making these last 8 years amazing and here's to another 8!


      -James

    • More Than Just Fans, More Than A Community, You All Are Family!

      2 months ago

      Desayjin RTX Guardian V

      Hi everyone and Happy Holidays!

      With the end of the year fast approaching, it's typically a time for Auld Lang Syne and reminiscing about the past year. For many, 2016 was marred by unprecedented political discourse, the deaths of icons and idols, and a myriad of small un-pleasantries that added up to a 2016 that should be forgotten. As I look back at this year, it's hard to overlook the bad, but there was much good as well. 


      The biggest batch of good news, as many of you already know, is the upcoming arrival of our daughter in February 2017. Both she and mother are doing well and staying healthy, which is the best gift of all. Much of this year, I had to refocus my spare time to getting everything ready for our daughter, which meant not as much time with the community as I would have liked. Despite the more limited time in the community, it didn't stop a lot of you from being extremely generous and giving a wonderful gift to Baby Sidney:

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      Thank you a 1000 times to @Fly@Priest, all of the Oxford Comma Cafe, and whomever else contributed to such a generous gift! If Baby Sidney is anything like her father, she'll need a playpen to keep her from parkouring all over the place and exploring with little regard to her well-being. I can't tell you how much this gift not only warmed our hearts, but our family's as well. Speaking of warm, @LoZelda and her mother were kind enough to make a beautiful quilt for Baby Sidney as well. To all of you, I don't know what I did to deserve such friends, but I'm happy you all are in my life.


      When thinking about this, I realized something important: we here are quick to label us as more than just fans, but a community. I think we can take it to the next level: we are a family and it's a family I'm happy to be a part of. So many of my good 2016 moments and memories involved you all in one way or another such as having a successful RTX (and seeing so many of you), dramatically growing the OCC, meeting new local community members at the RWBY screenings, and fun (and double) Secret Santas with the community. It's also been great seeing my friends do well: having LoZelda officially kick cancer's ass, @kriss making the move to Austin and getting an awesome job there, @Audrey finding out she's growing her family too, among so many others. With so many great moments to come from here, how can you all not be anything but the best internet family ever? :)


      Sure 2016 had a lot of rough moments, but don't lose sight of the wonderful things that occurred for you as well. Who knows what 2017 will bring, but know that there's a family here ready to walk that path with you. I couldn't ask for a better one to have at my side. :)


      Happy New Year Everyone!


      -James    

    • OCC Spoilers Edition: Rogue One

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      Desayjin RTX Guardian V

      Feel free to discuss Rogue One here! As the topic title suggests, spoilers are going to be flowing.


      Rogue One was one the times I legit had a "holy crap" moment when it came to the special effects. (I thought they did an amazing job with Tarkin. Leia was a bit of the uncanny valley for me; I think it's because Tantive IV was so brightly lit vs the relative shadow of the Death Star Command Center. Also seeing Dutch and Red Leader was awesome).


      I think Rogue One was a good Star Wars movie but it was an even better war movie that just happened to be set in the Star Wars universe. I didn't like all the jumpiness in the first 5 minutes, but I don't know how they could have done it better. Honestly, my biggest gripe was the lack of the text scroll at the beginning and the lack of William's Star Wars theme. I know it's not the main series, but in a sold out theater, you could feel everyone's excitement exhale on a whimper when that intro didn't blare.


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    • Be The Change That You Wish to See in the World

      4 months ago

      Desayjin RTX Guardian V

      Good morning everyone!


      So last night was a thing to say the least. About half the country woke up (or stayed up) elated about the results of the election last night. About the other half of country woke up (or stay up) depressed and/or angry. It's become increasingly common in my lifetime, the divisiveness of the country when it comes to politics. Just when I think we can't become more divided, we somehow do. Now we, as a country, begin the journey forward.


      As I stated earlier, half the country is elated, the other, not so much. My candidate did not win last night (however winning the popular vote, but that’s not the system we use. That’s fine, I actually think, overall, the Electoral College is better than a straight vote). This post isn’t about why I supported Clinton since the point is moot now, but it’s about moving forward. It’s about moving forward, not just for Clinton supporters, but all Americans in general.


      How am I moving forward? I’ll just keep doing what I have been doing for most of my life: lead by example. A lot of the despair coming from some of our countrymen and women today and that despair can lead to despondency. I’d tell those people feeling this that they should get out there and live a life and create an environment that you’d wish to see from others. It’s easy to get on social media and “people should do this,” or “how can people be like that?” It’s easy and generally ineffective. I try my hardest not to make grand proclamations on ethics, morals, and lifestyles (the irony is not lost on me that this very post has that appearance. That being said, I can’t help but feel the despair oozing from many of my friends and I don’t wish to stand idle while I can feel their suffering), but just to quietly lead by example. Demonstrating change seems to go further than just calling for it. My friends, don’t despair, be the change that you wish to see in this world. Defend the down-trodden, advocate for those whose voices aren’t heard. Conduct yourself in the best way possible no matter how others around you conduct themselves. Rise above it and you’ll find others doing the same, slowly but surely.


      To my friends and fellow Americans who had their candidate win last night. Your responsibilities didn’t end last night at the ballot box. Trump’s slogan was Make American Great Again. I personally thought American was pretty great already; not perfect, but still pretty great with respect to the rest of the world. I’ll ask you to get there and try to make improvements for all Americans.  Don’t rely on politicians to do this work. Roll up your sleeves, volunteer, do whatever you can, no matter how big or small to make improvements for all peoples.


      This has been a long and bitter campaign. You can sit back and revel in your candidate’s victory. You can crawl into a hole and let despair consume you. Let me offer you both another path: lead by example in your own world. Make small changes, make small stands. Those small actions, combined over time, and with those around you, will be the change you wish to see.



      -James

    • I'm an Economist; I'm a Slave to Trends.

      4 months ago

      Desayjin RTX Guardian V

      Thanks to @caleb for passively tagging me. 


      General: 

      Username: Desayjin

      From: Pittsburgh, PA

      FIRST Hobbie member: Yes

      Date Joined: January 14, 2009

      Last Signed in: always


      Rooster Teeth Content:  

      First Rooster Teeth Video you saw: Episode 2 of RvB

      Last Podcast you watched: Never watch them anymore, but I listen to them. The Patch on Friday

      Favorite member of the Rooster Teeth Cast & Crew: @timleftwich and @Chelsea

      Did you watch a RT video today: No

      If yes Which one: Busy Adulting Today

      Favorite RT Series: RWBY

      Favorite RT video: Catch from Season 1 of RT Shorts


      RT Site:  

      Current Number Of Notifications: 6 

      Name of first Journal: For All Students Taking Their Finals

      Name of you latest Journal: Resurfacing and Life Updates

      Last Photo you uploaded: @Dopp as a Duck

      Last Thread you commented on: Oxford Comma Cafe

      First group in your group list: Rush

      Last Private message sent to: From the wonderful @Fly


      Achievement Hunter:  

      Gamer Score/ Total Trophies: GS: ~25k 

      Team Lads or Team Gents: Gents 

      Favorite Achievement Hunter: @Steffie

      Minecraft Skin: Don't Play

      Favorite AH show: Let's Play GTA V


      The Community   

      Favorite Group: Oxford Comma Cafe

      Have you gone to a community event: All the RTXs in the ACC and RT:TN meet ups / movie viewings

      Favorite Fellow Community member: Everyone in the Oxford Comma Cafe and all my Guardians


      If you're reading this and you've been looking for an excuse to do it, go for it! Passive tagging enabled!

    • Resurfacing and Life Updates

      7 months ago

      Desayjin RTX Guardian V

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      It has been a looooong time since I've written a journal or have really been active in the community. My last journal was pre-RTX so here comes rapid fire updates on life:


      1. This past RTX (my 5th, 4th as a guardian) was the best run RTX ever. I think that is in large part to the hard work of RT and Guardian leadership (@Barbara, @Bethany, @SailorTweek, @sirNARVY, @kriss, @LoZelda). While I'm sure it was absolutely crazy and stressful for them, their hard work ensured that none of the craziness trickled down to the rest of the guardian team. Speaking of which, the entire PA team rocked it this year. Our success was entirely thanks to everyone knocking it out of the park. Outside of the guardians, it was terrific to meet so many people from the community. Despite having 5 RTXs under my belt, I still meet more and more of the community, some of which I've known online forever but finally met in person. Last, and certainly not least, @matt and @annahullum are the most wonderful people on the planet.


      2. RT Tennessee successfully hosted screenings of RWBY Vol 2 in Nashville and Knoxville. It's great to see how many community members there are in Tennessee and our strong turnout for events! It's come a long way since the group first formed many a year ago.


      3. One of the chief reasons for my disappearance on the site has been work related. A few months ago, my company downsized a bit and my team of 15 became a team of 5. You don't need to be a math wiz to know that means more work for the remaining 5. To compound the issue, my company was acquired in July. While my position is safe, this means even more work to help integrate into the new company and the new culture.


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      4. Last, the other reason that my free time has completely evaporated is certainly exciting:



      BABY SIDNEY IS ON THEIR WAY. COMING THIS FEBRUARY!!


      My wife and I are certainly excited to share this news. It was difficult not to tell all my friends at RTX, but we wanted to exit the first trimester healthily before publicly sharing the good news. All of our excitement quickly gave way to reality of increasing family size: making room for the baby. We've been working hard to store/donate/toss stuff from our house we don't need/use any more. In addition, thinking about new furniture and paint colors for the nursery as well as going to doctors appointments with the Mrs has already sucked free time away.


      While I may not be posting as often as I normally do, I am keeping up with my threads and friends. Don't worry, I'm still watching you .... Muahahahah! I'll also continue to manage the Tennessee events as well. Fret not, it will take more than work and babies to keep me away from our amazing community!


      TL;DR: RTX was awesome. Work is crazy busy and it's sucking away most of the time I used to dedicate to the community. Also, we're having a BABY! I'm not going anywhere, just won't be as active in the near future.


      -James

    • lain246 asked Desayjin a question

      Have not used this yet, but figured I'd ask the best questions: How are you this day? why isnt it RTX yet? Coke or Pepsi? =3

      Answered: Aug 16, 2016

      Crazy busy with a lot of things going on in life right now. Barb and Bethany need to make sure RTX Australia goes well. If it doesn't, the Aussies will rage, dig a hole straight through the earth to the US, and go all Crocodile Dundee on us. Coke, because my Southern Belle wife would divorce me in a heartbeat if I said otherwise.

    • Week 21: I'm Coming For You, RTX!

      8 months ago

      Desayjin RTX Guardian V

      In 12 hours, I'll begin my journey to Austin for my 5th RTX. I can't wait to get back into the thick of masses and standing shoulder to shoulder with my guardian friends. I hope to see and say hi to everyone! If you see me, stop and say hi; high fives are also welcome! No excuses!


      Annnnnnnnd since Game of Thrones just ended, it seems appropriate to throw this back out there, one last time before RTX.


      Attendees gather, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until RTX does. I shall take no photos, hold up staff, pitch scripts. I shall wear no costume or win mods points. I shall live and exhaust myself at my post. I am the sharpie-holder at the autograph booth. I am the watcher of the crowds. I am the shield that guards the staff and special guests. I pledge my vacation time and my activity feed to the RTX Guardians, for this RTX and all RTXs to come.


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    • Week 20: We Have A Website; We Need Your Feedback

      9 months ago

      Desayjin RTX Guardian V

      Whoa, long time no post for this one. Life has been insanely busy this last month and RTX is next week (ahhhhhh!). That being said, there's some important community news that I wanted to share.


      You may have heard that there's a new sheriff in town when it comes to the website. Let's give a RT community welcome to @MikeQuinn! He is Rooster Teeth's new VP of the Engineering Team. I could gone on and tell you about him and what he wants, but I'll let him do that in his own words.


      The short of it: he knows the website has a long way to go and he's actively working with the team to make it better. This is where we as a community come in. He's asking for our feedback.Go ahead and check it out, share constructive feedback, and follow him to see what neat, new things will be coming our way!


      Let's give three-cheers for Mike and his Herculean task he's about to undertake for our website!


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      -James

  • Comments (184)

    • DLGR FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold TheTallLoud1

      1 week ago

      HAAAAAAPPY BIRTHDAY, JAMES!!!

    • rachyrock FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Goddess of Noms

      1 month ago

      James! Happy Warm Fuzzies day, friend!  caboose

      I am honored and so very happy to count you among my friends. I hope you've had an excellent day!

    • EricHVela FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold YouTube Comment Champ

      1 month ago

      So... is Valentine's Day also Happy Birthday, or did I miss it?

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        1 month ago

        Not quite a birthday but a "welcome to your new home!"

    • JDunlap FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Dude

      1 month ago

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    • Shoban FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Nabohs

      6 months ago

      Only noticed NOW that you're Featured User, Happy FU Day man!!

    • Fly Keeper of Blades

      6 months ago

      HAPPY FU DAY!!!

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      I believe congratulations are in order!

    • Cinomari FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of N00bs

      6 months ago

      It's always great to see smaller community members get recognized for FU...


      Jk ;) Thanks for all you do. <3

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        6 months ago

        I'm really happy that RT gives a microphone to those really tiny, limited reach members like me. :p


        Thanks! :D

    • ninjacake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Senzu Bean!!!

      6 months ago

      Looks like you are the FU! I believe a golf clap is in order.

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        6 months ago

        Thank you and belated FU day to you sir!


    • Felix FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Being a Better Person

      6 months ago

      FU Family Man!!!

    • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

      6 months ago

      Congrats on FU!!!

    • IndiaRT28

      6 months ago

      Man what are the odds that after I posted my journal about Featured User, I find you getting it the next moment. XD


      Anyways Congratulations on earning the Achievement: "Featured User!" Enjoy the 100 gamerscores. :)

    • gi_goku FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Tacos

      8 months ago

      Want to know something absolutely funny... I think I kept thinking that you were Radius55(Austin)... And I said it multiple times... :P Don't I feel stupid.

    • madmanmoe Keeper of Shenanigans

      1 year ago

      Happy belated birthday. Sorry so late, but its good I still checked, right...?eh...? ehhhhh....?

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        1 year ago

        Thank you sir! In my family, we celebrate birthday months, so you're not late :).

      • madmanmoe Keeper of Shenanigans

        1 year ago

        Best...Family...EVER!

    • Toptoast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of the Breakfast

      1 year ago

      Happy Birthday!

      Have this wonderful assortment of cake, on the house: cake.jpg

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        1 year ago

        I'm all about Team Cake. Thanks!

    • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

      1 year ago

      Happy Birthday! And Community Day! What a wonderful time to be alive!

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        1 year ago

        Thank you good sir!

    • Fly Keeper of Blades

      1 year ago

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      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        1 year ago

        That's awesome!

      • Fly Keeper of Blades

        1 year ago

        I knew you'd enjoy that.

    • JDunlap FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Dude

      1 year ago

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      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        1 year ago

        Why thank you sir! And yes, chimichangas are wonderful!

    • ErinM

      1 year ago

      Happy Warm Fuzzies! Even though I'm not anywhere close to being an economist, I'm glad there's someone else here who understands my nerdy ways with finance. =P Thanks for being awesome!

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        1 year ago

        No, thank you for being awesome!

    • Audrey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Spread The Love!

      1 year ago

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      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        1 year ago

        Thank you for the Warm Fuzzies!

    • LadyOddDuck FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Call Me Duck

      1 year ago

      Happy Warm Fuzzies Day! Thank you for being such an awesome and giving example for this community to follow.

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        1 year ago

        Thank you Duck! Thank you for all you do for the community! I'm looking forward to working with you as a guardian this year!

    • rachyrock FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Goddess of Noms

      1 year ago

      Happy warm fuzzies day, Secret Santa recipient! Hope you've had a lovely day :)

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        1 year ago

        Thank you so much!

    • CiQuat FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Woop woop

      1 year ago

      Thanks for the helpful spam flags!

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        1 year ago

        No problemo! Happy to help. I used to hunt them down back on the old site as well before we had those fancy flag buttons. /End old man rant.

    • gi_goku FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Tacos

      1 year ago

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      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        1 year ago

        That's awesome!

    • gi_goku FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Tacos

      1 year ago

      I thought that you would get a kick out of this:

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    • BricBrac FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eagle Scout and Explorer

      1 year ago

      Happy FU Day!

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        1 year ago

        Thank you sir!

    • Audrey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Spread The Love!

      1 year ago

      I'm running statistics on my novel.

      I instantly thought of you. :)

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        1 year ago

        All the more evidence that our RTX panel was the most informative! (@Audrey ; tagging you because notifications don't work on comments ... yet).

    • Kiwi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold OCC Time Lord

      1 year ago

      "You do not have sufficient permissions" to view that comment you just left with me in it. Where was it and what did you say? And in case you don't get the notification for this personal comment: @Desayjin

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        1 year ago

        @Kiwi it was on NaomiC's College journal. I was just saying that your advice was spot on. Funny, I got the same issue when you tagged me here. I went to her journal first, and then here second. Oh silly website ... :(

      • Kiwi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold OCC Time Lord

        1 year ago

        @Desayjin We're going to start playing "find the post" tag! Another comment you just left on something didn't make it through. I'm just going to assume it was the reply to this comment, and the other notification was because you tagged me. This is important information to have for the future...

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        1 year ago

        Yep it's hella annoying. I'd tag Adam so that he could see what we're saying .... but ....

      • Kiwi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold OCC Time Lord

        1 year ago

        I can't decide between +1 Funny and +1 Ditto!

    • Radius55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

      1 year ago

      You mentioned me with the XKCD comic and I have no idea where. But, yeah, it was a good one.

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        1 year ago

        It was in the OCC. Funny, I don't get notifications for personal comments. Oye! (@Radius55 just in case you don't get the reply notification)

    • DLGR FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold TheTallLoud1

      1 year ago

      LOL Anne (artduck) made a journal about you and mentioned "Matt's PA"....just giving credit where credit was due, bb! :D!

    • gi_goku FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Tacos

      1 year ago

      Hey, I tried to make it to your panel this past weekend at RTX but due to being in line for another panel. I hope I can go to RTX next year

    • shadytay

      1 year ago

      Hey man, it's Taylor from the RT:TN group. Just wanted to say that I hope to see you at RTX! If I see you I'll be sure to give you a wave or a highfive or something!

    • free2achieve FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold OhBabyATriple

      1 year ago

      Hi there! Idk if you remember but I was part of that RTX group that you had to help lead out during the whole bomb scare last year from the Michael and Lindsay autograph signing and I just wanna say thanks for that smiley0.gif Got to see Michael and Lindsay and it was so awesome (also Burnie talked to us and fist bumped me so there's that too). Anyway, hope you go to RTX cause you were a great guardian!

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        1 year ago

        I certainly remember! I'm glad to you all of you got to meet Michael and Lindsay once everything calmed down! I will be at RTX again this year as a guardian again. I hope to see you there (and no more emergencies this time smiley0.gif )!

    • Raf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ShimmySham Gaming

      1 year ago

      Hey man! Thanks for the add! smiley13.gif

      • Raf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ShimmySham Gaming

        1 year ago

        Hahaha! Honestly, I had thought the same thing too. Eh, just means we've had good interactions on the site. smiley0.gif

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        1 year ago

        It was one of those moments where I thought "how are we not friends on the site?" I had just assumed we were already! smiley0.gif

    • Toptoast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of the Breakfast

      1 year ago

      Hey, you are more awesome than a moose driving a tank into battle against a pack of wolves!

    • crofteria

      1 year ago

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    • Audrey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Spread The Love!

      2 years ago

      I thought this might amuse you.

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        2 years ago

        Supply and Demand at its finest! Thanks for the share! smiley0.gif

    • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

      2 years ago

      Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful day!

    • Tillyisfat FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Happy Valentine's day! You're a super rad guardian, hope to meet ya at RTX sometime! :D

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        2 years ago

        If I get asked back as a guardian, I'll look forward to meeting you RTX this year! Have a wonderful Warm and Fuzzy day!

    • Metaldragon5 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Happy warm and fuzzies day, hope its been good. Miss hanging out at RTX hope to see you there.

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        2 years ago

        RTX 2015 reunion tour! Have a great Warm and Fuzzy day!

    • MrFusion FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Podcast Overlord

      2 years ago

      Warm and fuzzies to the resident statistician!

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        2 years ago

        Thank you sir! I'm on call 24/7; that's 24 hours a week, 7 months a year.

    • Kaoru27Umi Princess of Mars

      2 years ago

      WARM AND FUZZIES TO YOU PERSON ON THE OTHER SIDE OF OUR STATE!
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      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        2 years ago

        I'm holding you responsible to maintain the state until my triumphant return!

    • Aoina InvScreen

      2 years ago

      HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY! You seem like a really awesome person and I'd love to get yo know ya better and maybe play games sometime? If that sounds good to you. You're awesome keep on rocking.

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        2 years ago

        No, YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY! Games sound great! My Xbox Live name is justamiddleman! Keep on being awesome!

    • JDunlap FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Dude

      2 years ago

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      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        2 years ago

        I'll make it so!

    • LadyOddDuck FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Call Me Duck

      2 years ago

      Happy Valentine's Day! Thanks for your incredible Ask an Economist series. They've been fun to read even if I don't necessarily understand all the math! Thank you for also being kind and supportive!

      This comment brought to you by the Warm Fuzzies Project. Now go spread the love. smiley12.gif

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        2 years ago

        Thank you for the warm and fuzzies! I'm glad you enjoy the series!

    • Haratkins FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

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      Happy Warm Fuzzies James! :D

      From one of the plebs who doesn't understand how the economy actually works like you do,
      Harry

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        2 years ago

        It's probably better not to understand the dark underbelly of economics; blissful ignorance and all that. Thank's for the warm and fuzzies!

    • Audrey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Spread The Love!

      2 years ago

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      You're awesome! I love shooting the shit with you, whether it's about community stuff or weddings (and you totally know you love talking about dresses). Keep on being your cool self, dude! And thanks for volunteering for The List!
      Spread the love with Warm Fuzzies of your own today!

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        2 years ago

        Thanks for the warm and fuzzies! It's fun shooting the shit with you because there seems to be a lot of shit out there that needs shooting! I love the picture too; one of my favorite RvB quotes!

    • Blutonian FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Tech Guardian

      2 years ago

      This is why I love math as a sports fan!

      www.slate.com/articles/sports/sports_nut/20...

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        2 years ago

        Great article! I love it!

    • CLOWNPRINCE3

      2 years ago

      thank you I've been a huge RT fan for years, idk why it took this long to sign up for the site.

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        2 years ago

        No problem! I think every user on the site can say they've been a fan for a while before signing up. Nothing out of the norm about that smiley8.gif .

    • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

      2 years ago

      Thanks for your card! Have a wonderful Christmas!

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

        2 years ago

        You are most welcome! Thank you for yours as well. In all honesty, I was worried it wouldn't make it to you in time for Christmas! I'm glad it did!

        Merry Christmas and Happy New Year my friend!

    • gi_goku FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Tacos

      2 years ago

      found you on twitter

  • Questions answered by Desayjin

    Crazy busy with a lot of things going on in life right now. Barb and Bethany need to make sure RTX Australia goes well. If it doesn't, the Aussies will rage, dig a hole straight through the earth to the US, and go all Crocodile Dundee on us. Coke, because my Southern Belle wife would divorce me in a heartbeat if I said otherwise.

    I did indeed. Togas a definite yes. No bathhouse. I also made sure everyone left their daggers at home. Pictures are forthcoming.

    Terrific! My wife threw me a Roman-themed party since my birthday is on the Ides of March. She's the best :)

    How does it feel to be 30?

    | Asked by: EricHVela 1 year ago

    Age is just a number. However, it is a number that happens to be a great barometer for a person's age.


    In all honesty, it feels good. At my current job, where I've been for 6 years now, I've had to hide/disguise my age. The problem I faced is that I'm essentially an internal consultant and a lot of more veteran colleagues don't want to hear the opinions (no matter how much data support them) of a 24 year old. Now I can proudly wear my age.

    After our founding fathers fought for the independence of our country, they had a choice as to where they located the new capital. Instead of Philadelphia, they thought a swamp devoid of all human life would be a better place to put our nation's capital.

    Still, I'd take any place in PA (even Philly) than Jersey or Cleveland.

    Good question! First, make sure that your college or university doesn't offer scholarships that you qualify for. Many of them are merit based but also on ability to pay (in that if you don't borrow from the Bank of Mom and Dad, they'll generally give you more of discount). Once you have a better idea of how much you'll owe after that, definitely try through the government first. They typically have the best interest rates. Interest rates are slowly on the rise. If you can get under 4%, that'd be awesome, but it may have to be < 5%. Shop around different places, see what their terms are, especially if there's a grace period after graduation (which there should be).


    Good luck!